Musings on learning + evaluation + strategy to challenge, encourage, and inspire.

Toss the Confetti: Celebrating 3 Years in Business
Toss the Confetti: Celebrating 3 Years in Business

It’s time to toss the confetti and blow up the balloons! Today we’re celebrating three years of this wild and wonderful adventure as Founder and CEO of Elizabeth Grim Consulting, LLC. Three years ago, I took a major leap of faith and made my dream of running my...

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Letting Go of What No Longer Serves You in Evaluation
Letting Go of What No Longer Serves You in Evaluation

Have you ever found yourself sitting at your desk or on your couch, gazing out at your surroundings, wondering how you got there? That was my experience recently as I took a deep look at my living space. I see the pictures of my family, friends, and travels. I see the...

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Leveraging Language Models like ChatGPT for Evaluation
Leveraging Language Models like ChatGPT for Evaluation

With algorithms, automation, and AI here to stay, I have been wondering what this partnership with AI might look like for consultants, clients, and colleagues. How might we leverage AI to support our data and evaluation work? Clearly I am not alone in wondering this....

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Algorithms, Automation, and AI, Oh My!
Algorithms, Automation, and AI, Oh My!

Algorithms, automation, and AI (artificial intelligence). What do you think of when you hear those terms? What images come to mind? How do they feel in your body? If you’re like me, you may feel equal parts excited and concerned. Excited about the possibilities for...

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A Love Letter to Program Evaluation
A Love Letter to Program Evaluation

In honor of EVALentine's Day, I asked ChatGPT to write a love letter to evaluation. It delivered! And while I do not agree with every point like evaluation "finding the truth" (because whose truth and ways of knowing are we inviting and elevating?), I found the...

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Contextualizing Data for Clarity
Contextualizing Data for Clarity

Data represents people. It can be easy to forget that when we're being inundated by numbers, percents, charts, and tables. Adding context to these numbers and percents is one way to help partners connect with the stories and lives behind the data. Context provides...

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From Peaks to Print: Visualizing My Hiking Journey
From Peaks to Print: Visualizing My Hiking Journey

In my life and practice, nature and consulting are interconnected. My work is about emergence, and that requires me to remain grounded in my senses and the environment. I find an abundance of joy, creativity, and inspiration in nature. I do my best thinking in the...

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Exploring Survey Development Dynamics
Exploring Survey Development Dynamics

“We need a survey” says every company everywhere these days. At least that is how it can feel to customers, clients, consumers, and consultants. Every day my inbox is inundated with surveys from colleagues, associations, banks, corporations, and physicians. The list...

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Perspective: Changing Your Evaluation Lens
Perspective: Changing Your Evaluation Lens

Have you seen the new images from NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (Webb)? For the first time ever, we are able to view galaxies that have never been seen before. We have a new perspective of the world, literally. Check out the GIF below to see a comparison of the...

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